Kelly is Ronald Philip Griffiths and Senior Research Fellow at Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health and the Centre for Youth Mental Health, The University of Melbourne, Australia. She is a registered clinical neuropsychologist, having completed her postgraduate degree at Monash University in 2007.
Kelly has been working in the youth mental health field since 2010. Her research focuses on understanding the role of cognition in youth mental illnesses and developing interventions for addressing cognition and improving functional outcomes in this population. She is passionate about interventions that are engaging and meaningfully address the needs and interests of youth with mental ill health.